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@DJs momwrote:

@ronsecwrote:

I have 10 of these cams (5 inside 5 outside) and they work great!  My indoor cams are 2 yrs old and still on the original batteries. My outdoor cams are over a year old (except for the ones I bought as a TSV in Dec) and are still on the original batteries and have lasted thru the winter with no problems so far.  Blink has great customer service and an on line forum where the members are very helpful (I use the same name on their forum - look me up!).  One last thing - you can't beat this QVC price ANYWHERE!  Hope this helps.


@ronsec do you have to set these for motion? I would want to set my outside camera for motion so I will know when my packages are delivered but my inside camera I will just use to look in on my puppy. I don't want that set on motion. I will also power the inside camera with a micro USB cable so I won't need batteries for it.


My indoor cams (1st floor) are only armed when we go to sleep (2nd floor) or if no one including the dogs are home. Otherwise we use them to monitor the dogs.  I arm my outdoor cams (using auto schedule)11 PM to 6:30 AM or any time we leave the house. We're retired so mostly home to get our packages.  What you want to do will work just fine. Enjoy!

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@DJs momwrote:

@softwarewrote:

You need unlimited Wi-Fi in your home, which I don't have.

 

Not sure a smartphone is required, it might work on a laptop or desktop as well

 

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@software you have to have wifi in order for this to work. According to the Q&A on the product page you cannot access the Blink system from a computer or laptop. You need to use the mobile app.


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@ronsecwrote:

I have 10 of these cams (5 inside 5 outside) and they work great!  My indoor cams are 2 yrs old and still on the original batteries. My outdoor cams are over a year old (except for the ones I bought as a TSV in Dec) and are still on the original batteries and have lasted thru the winter with no problems so far.  Blink has great customer service and an on line forum where the members are very helpful (I use the same name on their forum - look me up!).  One last thing - you can't beat this QVC price ANYWHERE!  Hope this helps.


@ronsec  Thank you very much for this information, it is very, very helpful!